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June 3, 2013
John Britton, with Office of River Protection contractor Washington River Protection Solutions, explains the Hanford tank waste program to Western Washington University students in a recent tour of the Hanford site.
Hanford Grows Young Minds Through Site Tours

RICHLAND, Wash. – It is harvest season for cherries, raspberries and rhubarb in Washington state. But employees at the Hanford site are helping grow the young minds of the nation’s future science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce.

May 31, 2013
EA-1958: Draft Environmental Assessment

Development on the South Federal Campus, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington

May 30, 2013
The Hanford site exceeded its goal of reducing fleet vehicles by 15 percent in fiscal year 2012. The overall reduction that year was 25.4 percent.
Green Initiatives Keep Hanford Site Environmentally Responsible

RICHLAND, Wash. ―Though the Hanford site is technically located in the desert, it has a decidedly “green” tint due to many successful pollution prevention and environmental stewardship initiatives.

April 29, 2013
The interior of a pump-and-treat system along the Columbia River at the Hanford Site. With the push of a button, workers can now power the site’s five systems along the river that are working to extract and treat contaminated groundwater.
Hanford Site Creates One-Touch Wonder for Groundwater Treatment Systems

RICHLAND, Wash. – Engineers and operators supporting the Richland Operations Office at the Hanford site found a way to start and stop groundwater treatment along the Columbia River with literally the push of a button.

April 29, 2013
The time capsule and its contents will be brought before a DOE Hanford artifact committee that determines what to do with historic Hanford items.
Coffee Can Time Capsule Found at Hanford Site

RICHLAND, Wash. – Two workers supporting the Richland Operations Office at the Hanford site got quite a surprise while preparing a building for demolition.

April 2, 2013
Workers wear air purifying respirators in the Plutonium Finishing Plant.
Workers Deliver Award-Winning Respiratory Safety

RICHLAND, Wash. – Workers supporting the Richland Operations Office at the Hanford site found a way to make their everyday work even safer.

March 28, 2013
An aerial view of Hanford’s 300 Area North Section following completion of cleanup.
Richland Operations Office Completes Cleanup in Hanford’s 300 Area North Section

RICHLAND, Wash. – EM met a Tri-Party Agreement milestone by completing cleanup of the north portion of Hanford’s 300 Area.

March 25, 2013
2013 Annual Planning Summary for the Pacific Northwest Site Office

The ongoing and projected Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements for 2013 and 2014 within the Pacific Northwest Site Office. The Pacific Northwest Site Office's APS was consolidated within the Office of Science's APS available here.

March 25, 2013
2013 Annual Planning Summary for the Office of River Protection and Richland Operations Office

The ongoing and projected Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements for 2013 and 2014 within the Office of River Protection and Richland Operations Office.

March 14, 2013
Fiber Optic Broadband
DOE, City of Richland and Benton PUD Increase Fiber Optic Telecommunication Capacity in Benton County - Upgrade improves communications at Hanford Site, schools and libraries

RICHLAND, Wash. ― The Department of Energy (DOE), city of Richland, and Benton County’s Public Utility District (Benton PUD) jointly implemented a high-capacity fiber optic cable in Richland and at the Hanford Site. The project will improve communications throughout the area.